Governing Board

The overarching responsibility for Governance of the academy lies with the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) Board of Trustees.

Follow these links for: the Governance Framework of the Trust, the Articles of Association, Master Funding Agreement and each academy Supplemental Funding Agreement.

If you would like access to the academy's governing board meeting minutes, you may request a copy from the Clerk to the governing board.

Governance is about providing constructive support and challenge to leaders and managers to enable them to do their job to the best of their ability. It is about agreeing priorities and monitoring progress towards them. It is not about running or managing the academy - that is the job of paid professionals.The role of a governor is to contribute to the work of the governing board in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in our academy.

We do this by:

Helping to set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding the Principal and other senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils; and

Overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.

In order to perform this role well, each governor is expected to:

Get to know the academy, including by visiting the academy occasionally during school hours, and gain a good understanding of the academy’s strengths and weaknesses;

Attend induction training and regular relevant training and development events;

Attend meetings (termly full governing board meetings and committee meetings) and read all the papers before the meeting;

Act in the best interest of all the pupils of the academy; and

Behave in a professional manner, including acting in strict confidence.

Anyone over 18 can be a governor. Our constitution determines the number of people who make up our governing board, and who we are appointed by. Once appointed, all governors must simply govern in the best interests of our pupils. Two of our governors are the parents of young people attending the academy. If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the Clerk to the governing board, Ashlie Norris on for further information.

Nightingale Academy - Governing Board Composition and Key Information